Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) - HBW 3, p. 427
French: Pluvier kildir
Spanish: Chorlitejo Culirrojo
Taxonomy: Charadrius vociferus Linnaeus, 1758, South Carolina.
Three subespecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- vociferus Linnaeus, 1758 - Canada, USA and Mexico; winters S to NW South America.
- ternominatus Bangs & Kennard, 1920 - Greater Antilles.
- peruvianus (Chapman, 1920) - Peru and NW Chile.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 33 videos
A bird feeding and calling Locality Cayo Coco, Ciego de Avila Province, Cuba (ssp ternominatus)
Josep del Hoyo 9 August 2004 7 years ago 24 sec 3.9
A juvenile walking, pausing, eating, walking, etc., etc. Locality Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary, Arcata, Humboldt County, California, USA (United States)
AndrewSmith 27 October 2011 1 year ago 18 sec 3.8
A bird feeding and opening its wings Locality Pantanos de Villa, Lima Department, Peru (ssp peruvianus)
Josep del Hoyo 21 July 2003 6 years ago 21 sec 3.8
A bird on the ground Locality Cayo Coco, Ciego de Avila Province, Cuba (ssp ternominatus)
Josep del Hoyo 9 August 2004 7 years ago 26 sec 3.8
A bird feeding on a pond Locality Cayo Coco, Ciego de Avila Province, Cuba (ssp ternominatus)
Josep del Hoyo 9 August 2004 7 years ago 32 sec 3.8
A bird feeding on grassland Locality Najasa, Cuba (ssp ternominatus)
Josep del Hoyo 4 August 2004 8 years ago 20 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 61 photos
Adult standing in a small stream.
Locality Paramonga, Lima Department, Peru (ssp peruvianus)
Ken Havard 3 June 2012 46 weeks ago 3.7
Locality Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge, Jackson County, Colorado, USA (United States)
Juan Carlos Marín 22 June 2007 4 years ago 3.7
Shown in dry habitat.
Locality Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp vociferus)
Don DesJardin 5 June 1997 4 years ago 3.7
Locality Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Gilbert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA (United States)
Alex Woodruff 9 February 2011 1 year ago 3.7
Seen on the edge of a shallow pool.
Locality Cayo Coco, Ciego de Avila Province, Cuba
David Lingard 13 February 2012 1 year ago 3.6
Individual with a juicy morsel from the mud.
Locality West Perth Wetlands, Mitchell, Ontario, Canada
Miriam Bauman 23 July 2011 1 year ago 3.6
Bird in wetland. Locality Palm Beach, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
Antonio Silveira 25 November 2012 25 weeks ago 4
Alarm calls by two birds and one of the taking off. Locality Carson Lake Wetlands, Churchill County, Nevada, USA (United States)
Josep del Hoyo 21 June 2012 37 weeks ago 4
An individual calls from rocks by the sea Locality Breezes Jibacoa, Santa Cruz del Norte, La Habana Province, Cuba
Joe Angseesing 1 April 2007 3 years ago 3